Games provide us with lots of fun, but that fun can sometimes be very expensive, you know? I mean, a good title that costs $60 on Steam, isn’t by any means cheap, at least for me. However, I like to have a good gaming experience, but I’ve always wondered is it possible to get it for FREE? Yes, it is! Luckily for you, I’ve prepared a special list of best free games for PC, but hey, don’t throw hatchets at me if I don’t mention one of your favorite game or games. So, if you are ready for our list, keep reading and save some money with me on these free PC games.
Sci-Fi thematics get more and more popular with every day, and it’s not strange to see games like Warframe being developed. This game is set in an evolving Sci-Fi world, and it’s a third-person action game. It has a quite of shooting, but you’ll be able to use melee weapons to fight against the enemies. Oh, did I forget to say that there are a GREAT leveling system and character customization? Well, I just said it now. When you look at this game graphics and gameplay, you’ll not believe me that it’s free to play, but you have your web browser, right? Then quickly visit Steam and grab this one!
2. Dota 2
When it comes to E-sports games, Dota 2 is one of the best free games for PC. It’s played by millions of players, and it’s a simplified version of RPG genre, known as MOBA genre. It’s an online game, and the whole concept of the game is to choose your hero from hundreds of heroes available, level it up, customize it and upgrade it to beat the hell out of your enemies! The world of Dota 2 is amazing, offering you a great freedom to explore it and always find something new. However, if you are prone to an excessive amount of gaming, be careful, this game can literally take over your life! It’s that great!
I’ve always liked those cartoonish graphics, with great artwork and funny characters. Well, you probably know that I’m mentioning this because of Paladins. What a great game that is! Its artwork is similar to Team Fortress 2, but the gameplay boasts both shooting and strategy elements. Your cartoonish character can also be customized, and there’s a very good and deep customization system. Play it how you want it; you can earn various abilities and powers that you can put to your character’s disposal and rule this game!
4. League of Legends
I remember when 90% of my friends played this game, and I was the only one not to like it. I’ll tell you one thing- I regret those days! League of Legends offers tons of fun and it resembles the gameplay mechanics of Dota 2, but it’s a little more complex. It’s an MMO game, where you can customize your heroes, get various equipment like armors, spells, powerups and such and fight versus the other players. Unlike most MOBA games, LoL actually looks pretty damn good for a game that’s played from the top-down view. It’s also easy to get into, and you’ll have an easy time learning the controls. Definitely worth trying, but beware of that warning I put for Dota 2.
MMORPG genre wasn’t always this popular genre, and I’m glad it got more popular as I am really a fan of this genre. Thanks to that, we have a game such as Rift, which is a free MMORPG, set in a fantasy world Telara, where you’ll embark on a journey, watching as your character level up, fight dangerous enemies, wield powerful weapons and gain special abilities. On top of that, you are in complete control of the character you want to play with, so you can choose from classes like Warrior, Rogue, Primalist, Cleric, and Mage. Beware that all of these characters have their own set of skills, so choose carefully and let’s go hunting!
SMITE is another MOBA game which will make your blood boil, your senses tingle, and your reflexes being stressed to the maximum! Don’t worry, SMITE isn’t a stressful game by any means, but man, I want to win so much! Create your character by choosing a God from this game, and there are almost hundreds of them, level up and gain access to better fighting skills, abilities, and weapons. And why should you do that? Well, if you don’t want your butt getting kicked, you’ll better give your best to SMITE, and fight like a GOD!
Warface is one of the prettiest games when we talk about F2P games, and that’s mainly because it’s made in CryEngine, which is known for Crysis series. Well, this one will not kill your PC as Crysis will, but it will make you kill like a machine. This great online first-person shooter plays buttery smooth, and you’ll have a pleasure using your weapons and sliding to your advantage. If you are not that good for PvP game, you can always organize lobby and play versus computer with few of your friends, and complete various missions to earn more XP and gain access to better weapons and gear.
8. Dirty Bomb
Dirty Bomb is another FPS game, but this time, with more focus on fast-paced action and great characters. The game is very well optimized, so expect it to run great. On top of that, the levels are varied, and the characters are great, ranging from assault soldiers to heavy-gunners, medics, and snipers. The possibilities are endless, but you’ll need some precise aiming and great reflexes or you’ll get killed over and over again. It’s not your typical run-and-gun FPS; this is a very hard, yet very satisfying game.
9. Killer Instinct
Are you ready to invoke your Killer Instinct? Just kidding, I won’t learn you how to be a killer, but I’ll tell you more about this game called Killer Instinct, which is, by the way, great name. It’s an online fighting game, where you can chain so much combos that you’ll be amazed to see how you can beat someone’s ass in less than thirty seconds! It’s like a free Mortal Kombat game, with great graphics, smooth gameplay and a good selection of characters that you can fight with. If you are up for an action-packed fighting experience, than Killer Instinct is one of the best free games for PC in that genre.
10. Black Squad
When it comes to the first-person shooter, I’m more aligned towards the fast-paced, arcade shooting. However, Black Squad taught me that I need to take my time and admire the game’s physics, graphics, and gameplay. This one plays very well, but the focus here is on realistic physics and graphics. Feature-wise, there isn’t anything special to say, as it’s a military shooter similar to CSGO or Warface, but with more realistic features that make this game distinct and original in its own genre and free-games department.
Graphically, this game reminds of some of the Blizzard’s games, and If you like some of Blizzard games, then this one will surely quench your hunger, as many Blizzard developers worked on this game. Essentially, Wildstar is a free MMO game, where you are set on planet Nexus, in an epic, fantastical and gothic world of this big planet. Get your friends to join you in the game, and get ready to venture on an epic, unforgettable adventure as you fight against the other players, collect items, customize your character and simply enjoy the game, that will offer you months and years of fun!
12. Blacklight: Retribution
With over one million of players, Blacklight: Retribution quickly became one of the most popular free-to-play shooters. It’s somewhat similar to a great Titanfall, lacking a singleplayer campaign, but having a hell of a fun multiplayer component, offering modes like Deathmatch, Domination, King of the Hill, Capture the Flag and more. You can now easily customize your Mechs and weapons, which will give you an advantage over your enemies. As this is a first-person shooter game, you’ll quickly get into it, which is very important for a first impression. Don’t rush, take your time, but be sure to enjoy it to the fullest!
13. Team Fortress 2
Who taught that a multiplayer game can have such amazing classes of characters? Wow, this game is super-awesome, with the characters that will stay in your memory forever. Plus, Team Fortress 2 offers a cartoonish graphics, and a refined shooting mechanics and gameplay, which make the game look relaxing and colorful, although being a brutal shooting game. Here, you’ll kill your enemies with various weapons, getting updates with various mods, and gain access to the better equipment and new maps. This is one of the best free games for PC on Steam at the moment, so grab it while you can.
14. EVE Online
EVE Online is the greatest MMO of all time, and now you can play for free. Yikes! The only thing you’ll need to kickstart your adventure game into space is your PC and the internet. You can now become anything you want here, from a trader who is trying to help the other people, to a corrupted warrior, trying his best to fight against the other players and sabotage them from pursuing their goal. There are so many ways in which your career can unravel, that you’ll simply want to play it more and more. So, on which side you are? Join the millions of players of EVE Online, and see if you are good enough to survive the harsh vastness of space.
Spelunky is all about getting that damn gold! But, be careful, as you never know what may wait for you in the next adventure, as the game is completely randomized. You can either run into a horde of monsters trying to strip the flesh from your bones, or just get there, pick up the gold and get out. It’s an Indie title, which sports an old-school graphics and gameplay, but I’m sure you’ll like it for its challenging and engaging gameplay.
16. Path of Exile
Path of Exile will offer you both singleplayer and multiplayer modes, which is great for a free game. It’s all about survival here, as you are thrown into the world of Wraeclast, a big, dark and brutal continent where you’ll need a skill, strength and a little bit of luck to survive. This dark fantasy world will not forgive you your mistakes, but neither will players online, so get ready to fight and level up your character, to get better weapons and skills in combat. Wishing you a good luck would be the least I can do for you.
17. Fallout Shelter
If a classic Fallout gameplay is challenging for you, and you are tired of shooting and collecting loot, Fallout Shelter offers another dimension here. Now, you are required to take care of your shelter in a nuclear wasteland, to be able to survive the nuclear catastrophe. You’ll need to take care of things such as hunger and thirst, and while it boasts a cartoonish artwork, Fallout Shelter isn’t easy by any means. It’s a free game, but offers hours of fun, for sure.
18. Planetside 2
I can’t use words to describe you how massive the world in Planetside 2 is. Is this really a free game? Well, I’ve got it for free on Steam, so I think it’s free… right? This is one of the best free games for PC, offering an explosive action over the massive maps, allowing you to choose from many character classes as well as use everything from assault forces to infantry at your disposal. You’ll need some skills, reflexes, and teamwork to be able to survive in a harsh open world of this game. So, load your weapons and get going, soldier!
19. World of Tanks Blitz
World of Tanks Blitz is a simple game, giving you more than 200 vehicles to choose from, and wage war against the opposing forces of USA, UK, USSR, Germany, Japan, France or China. Your tank will be your only home here, so you’ll be better upgrading it and making sure that nobody is attacking you. Get ready for some loud explosions, heavy tanks and smoke-filled lands as you shoot and drive your way through your mission.
20. War Thunder
War Thunder will offer you an ultimate carnage and a true war experience. Here, you’ll be able not just to use tanks, but also planes, armored vehicles and other military vehicles to your advantage. You’ll wage war on the ground, in the air and even sea battles which are super-awesome here. Enjoy the huge open space of the game, but be careful not to admire it that much, as somebody will eventually launch a projectile in your direction.